March 11, 2014
Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale has signed on to star in a true crime tale based on Amanda Knox's story, Deadline reports. Michael Winterbottom's The Face of an Angel is based on the novel Angel Face by Barbie Latza Nadeau, and follows the story of Knox while she was living in Italy and was then convicted of killing her roommate. Knox served four years in an Italian prison before her conviction was overturned. The film will be a dramatic interpretation of the true story.
In the film, Beckinsale joins model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne and Rush's Daniel Bruhl. Delevingne will play the woman suspected of murder, Bruhl plays a documentary filmmaker and Beckinsale plays a determined journalist trying to cover the story. Production for The Face of an Angel is to begin in Tuscany, Italy.